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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (July 2015)

Clear your calendar for the rest of the day, because it is time to celebrate (watch) the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble in July.

Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. Enjoy!

Primus: Lee Van Cleef

1. Primus: Lee Van Cleef

Just about all of Les Claypool‘s bass lines are catchy and fun to play, but “Lee Van Cleef” is one of my favorites. The song, which pays homage to the actor with allusions to Claypool’s childhood, centers around a springy slap bass line on the D and G strings. Check out this clip of Primus performing the tune in 2012…

Alissia Benveniste: On The Go

2. Alissia Benveniste: On The Go

Funk bass phenom Alissia Benveniste is back with a new song and music video, and if you’ve been following her, you know this is about to make your day. “On The Go” brings all of the bassist’s thick slap grooves to an upbeat track that will have you tapping your foot…

Alex Spradling: John Coltrane’s “Countdown” Solo on Double Bass

3. Alex Spradling: John Coltrane’s “Countdown” Solo on Double Bass

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, somebody like Alex Spradling comes along and blows your mind. The bassist tackles saxophone legend John Coltrane’s lightning fast solo from “Countdown” on his double bass. Spradling’s economy of motion makes the blazing lines come off as a fluid stream of notes as his left hand glides…

Maceo Parker: Shake Everything You’ve Got

4. Maceo Parker: Shake Everything You’ve Got

In 1993, Maceo Parker and his band took the stage at The Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany. That performance ended up being filmed and later released as My First Name Is Maceo. During that performance, the group played “Shake Everything You’ve Got”, and the bass playing of Jerome Preston made the song live up to its name…

Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

5. Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday on July 29th, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980…

La Vague: Sit Down

6. La Vague: Sit Down

Bass and vocal duo La Vague, comprised of Alessandro Corsi and Francesca Pirami, is back with a new video for “Sit Down” from their self-titled 2009 album. Corsi sets up a tasty groove and keeps the bass line running while he plays fills and countermelodies for a mesmerizing jam…

Or Lubianiker: In Orbit

7. Or Lubianiker: In Orbit

Bassist and all-around good guy Or Lubianiker just sent me his latest video. This time around, it is one of Or’s own compositions, which he performed with help from his Project RnL bandmates Eyal Amir (keyboards) and Sharon Petrover (drums). Enjoy “In Orbit”…

Mike Watt with Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, & Pat Smear: Big Train

8. Mike Watt with Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, & Pat Smear: Big Train

I’ve been revisiting some of Mike Watt‘s music recently after listening to his incredible interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and this clip floored me. The punk legend toured in 1995 with a superstar band to back him up including Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Pat Smear…

Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

9. Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

The Travis Larson Band recently released a new DVD called Shift Happens LIVE in Mexicali, and it’s got some fantastic bass playing on it thanks to Jennifer Young. Here’s a great clip of the power trio laying it down on the classic ballad “Georgia On My Mind”…

King Crimson with Tony Levin: Red, Live 1994

10. King Crimson with Tony Levin: Red, Live 1994

King Crimson had plenty of lineups, but this one may be my favorite. The chemistry between Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin never disappoints, and creating the double trio with the addition of Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn makes it even better…

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